Customers are frequently asking questions like “Does this product corrode? Does it meet USDA Regulations? Can it be sanitized? Will it be hazardous in our operation/to our product?”
With roughly 1 in 6 Americans getting sick, 125,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 fatalities each year from food-borne pathogens, minimizing contamination is crucial for food and beverage processing. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to better prevent outbreaks of these sicknesses by enhancing enforcement tools and methods for food safety systems.
With the FSMA comes awareness of the products involved with food and beverage production.
The Bimba│TRD Repairable Stainless (RS) series cylinder is ideal for most sanitary and wash-down applications, thanks to a few key features: a smooth exterior of 300 series stainless steel components; threaded design providing improved disassembly and rebuild characteristics; and food grade grease used during assembly and for operation that is approved for incidental food contact (H1).
The RS series cylinder features an optional USDA-approved 3-A Sanitary Standard wiper bracket, added using the front wiper option “U” (seen above). In incidental food grade applications where the rod extends over the product, the wiper deters and collects contaminants from staying on the cylinder rod.
Frequently Asked Questions: Stainless Steel Cylinders
• Food and Beverage
• Marine Equipment
• Waste management
Corrosion resistance lowers contamination in manufactured products. Stainless steel cylinders also offer resistance against physical impact.
Stainless steel cylinders are the ideal material for automation processes producing high temperatures due to the high temperature resistance.